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For Immediate Release: October 16, 2008

Advisory: Trust for America's Health Releases Transition Document: Blueprint for a Healthier America

Includes Detailed Plan to Modernize America's Public Health System

Washington, D.C. – Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) will hold a press conference call to release the Blueprint for a Healthier America: Modernizing the Federal Public Health System to Focus on Prevention and Preparedness, with recommendations for the next Administration and Congress on ways to improve the health of Americans.

More than 150 experts and organizations helped identify gaps and fixes for federal public health agencies and programs through a year-long consensus-building process.

WHO:
Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America's Health
Alan Quinlan, President of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

WHAT:
A press conference call to discuss the release of Blueprint for a Healthier America: Modernizing the Federal Public Health System to Focus on Prevention and Preparedness. Some areas covered in the Blueprint include disease prevention, childhood obesity, food safety, emergency preparedness, and how public health fits into health care reform debates.

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 10am EST

Embargoed copies of the report and call information are available to media on request, please email lrichardson@tfah.org or lsegal@tfah.org.

The report was supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The California Endowment.

Trust for America’s Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.

Contact

Elle Hogan
202-223-9870 x21
ehogan@tfah.org